Accession Number : ADA204892

Title :   Fire-Retardant Officer/CPO Work Uniform.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun 85-Jun 87,

Corporate Author : NAVY CLOTHING AND TEXTILE RESEARCH FACILITY NATICK MA

Personal Author(s) : Spindola, Kenneth J

PDF Url : ADA204892

Report Date : Jan 1989

Pagination or Media Count : 49

Abstract : The Navy Clothing and Textile Research Facility (NCTRF) evaluated potential fire-retardant (FR) candidate replacement fabrics for the Navy's 65/35 polyester/cotton poplin khaki shirt and twill trouser fabrics for application in all Officer and CPO khaki shipboard work uniforms. Based on laboratory and wear test data, the most reasonable option for a fire-retardant Officer/CPO work uniform is the 100% fire-retardant-treated cotton (pre-condensate/ammonia cure treatment) shirt and trouser ensemble. Keywords: Fire-retardant shipboard work uniform; Fire-retardant-treated cotton; Physical material characteristics; Appearance properties; Burn-injury characteristics; Fire protective clothing. (kt)

Descriptors :   *FIRE RESISTANT TEXTILES, *FIRE RESISTANT COATINGS, CLOTHING, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, FABRICS, FIRE PROTECTIVE CLOTHING, LABORATORIES, NAVY, OFFICER PERSONNEL, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, REPLACEMENT, RESEARCH FACILITIES, SHIPBOARD, TEXTILES, UNIFORMS, WEAR, WORK

Subject Categories : Textiles
      Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
      Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE